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Katharine The Great White Shark Swimming Near Islamorada

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Katharine the great white shark. (Source:

Katharine the great white shark. (Source:

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Headed for the Keys this weekend? May want to think before jumping into the ocean as Katharine, a 14-foot great white shark, is back—and is swimming in the waters just off Islamorada.

Katharine the shark was tagged off Cape Codd, Massachusetts on August 19, 2013.

Since then, she’s been around, has visited the waters off South Florida, and is back again off Islamorada, according to the website where several shark profiles are available.

Katharine is 14-feet, 2-inches long, weighs 2,300-pounds, and has traveled a total of 5,686.109 miles since she was first tagged.

Katharine the shark is somewhere in the waters off Islamorada 7/18/14. (Source:

Katharine the shark is somewhere in the waters off Islamorada 7/18/14. (Source:

OCEARCH, a non-profit organization, currently has Katharine swimming off the waters of Florida Keys–near Islamorada.

A ‘Ping,’ according to the website, is determined when the tagged shark’s dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite overhead. The transmission then sends back an estimated geo-location.

To see Katharine’s profile, and other sharks, visit


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